Tech2Win is the emulator and the BIN files are the software that you load.this is all frustrating readingcoming from a hackors perspective,
my thinking is why doesnt somone just build an emulator engine for tech devices then load the software for each individual during usage?
Did you ever get this in the mail? Any luck?I just placed an order for this and will report back how it works.
jjthegreat it does work perfectly with the 2003 and up 9-3. I've tested it on my 2007 and 2008 9-3's and been able to do 100% of everything (and reliably too). I've also done SPS via GlobalTIS on my 2007 on my ECU, no problems. Only thing I haven't done is posted pictures yet showing a few screen shots and lights blinking, etc. but it works and works great. I wish I had never bought a knockoff because mine died after a few uses and was unrecoverable. This tool should last until I've long since moved on to another car.Fak, if this works, would have gone this route. So much more convenient.
The Chinese stuff sucks. Screw buying one and dealing with that bs. Might as well light your money on fire.wow I am so glad I accidentally found the link to this. I was literally just about to pull the trigger in the coming weeks on a Chinese tech2, but man after after seeing this I am holding off. This looks so....as others have stated more reliable, legit, and easy...well i hope its as easy as you make it in your post.
Please keep us posted on this and the availability of the software. Because this whole thing relies on the problem of getting the software in question, then getting it activated...
Seriously. A few people were saying this is more expensive than the clones. Yes but not by much and its just a OBDII to USB connector. Those clones from what i've read on threads don't have great longevity. This on the other hand the reliability is based completely on the computer in use since the hardware tech2 is replaced by a virtual tech2. If something happens make a clone of the hard drive. Copy it over to a new one and away it goes again.The Chinese stuff sucks. Screw buying one and dealing with that bs. Might as well light your money on fire.
Not accurate. The Mongoose is much more than just a generic CAN to OBDII adapter. The Mongoose GM can speak ISO22900 which is GM's language to talk to the cars. Generic adapters won't do that. It also works on a couple of different bus protocols:Yes but not by much and its just a OBDII to USB connector.
As far as I can tell, yes the only way to activate it is to use Opel GlobalTIS V32 (very specifically V32, V36 won't work from what I hear) and perform a security access operation or do a software download. I just use boot Tech2Win using the generic BIN and select the security access. It automatically refreshes the license for a day. The next time you want to use it, you will have to do the same thing, assuming it's more than a day later. I haven't found any other work around yet.Is it only possible to enable Tech2win for 1 day? As far as I understand Opel Global TIS is only used for this right?
Yes I think the Saab card goes all the way back to 2000 or something like that. It might even be 1998. It has options for the 9-5 but I have yet to test it on one.Is there any shortcuts for older cars? For example Saab 9-5 from 2001?
The only other tool(s) I know of that might work are J2534-2 compliant tools that support the GM J2534-2 implementation. Tech2Win has an option to select ISO22900 or J2534-2 (could be -1, I apologize if I got this mixed up, I'm still learning all this nonsense). That would be, for example, a CarDAQ from DrewTech, but there are other tools out there from a lot of other manufacturers that support the -2 spec.Is there any other tools you can use instead of the Mongoose Pro GM II?
I'm running all this on an old MacBook Pro 15" from 2007, running OSX 10.10 with Parallels 10 on an XP virtual machine. No issues. Protocols are built into the tool if you buy it. Just install the software for it and you are good to go. It will automatically be detected by Tech2Win if you follow the instructions correctly.What is the requirements on the device? Any specific protocols etc?
You are welcome! I'm glad I took the plunge. After I got burned on a Chinese tool that my gut told me not to buy, I felt obligated to find a better way. Hopefully this is it for others. It works great for me! What's better is that I have a 2007 Yukon and I use Tech2Win for it as well, no issues, no problems. So I'm pretty darn happy.Thanks for the effort you've done so far regarding this.
I will follow this thread from now on.
JJ you are welcome! Glad I could finally contribute something useful to the forum!TXSaabStory I wanted to say thanks for being an invaluable member of this community. Trying stuff that no one has done before and properly documenting your learning is what makes a community go forward.
Next steps: Figure out a way to inhibit the "Service XWD" message from vacuuming 1k from your bank account every time.